Sunday, 5 August 2007

2007-08 season preview in The Observer

Flick through the sports section of today's Observer and you'll find my take on what the forthcoming season has in store for Boro.

The Observer don't supply linkage, so here it is, lovingly retyped....

"Despite the predictable departure of a certain heavy-set Australian, our first team looks in marginally ruder health than last term. Securing Jonathan Woodgate was essential and Luke Young is a smart acquisition, while Jeremie Aliadiere and Tuncay Sanli should add some much needed pace to our attack. All that said, one can't help thinking that even LA's latest socialite would be jealous of how thin our squad is.

ONE TO WATCH Tuncay Sanli looks the business on YouTube, but, then again, so did Lee Dong-Gook.
BOO-BOY He might take good penalties but Yakubu's lazy gait means he's an increasingly divisive player.
HATE FIGURE Local pie vendors might rejoice when Viduka returns to the Riverside, but the fans certainly won't.
CHAMPIONS The Roman empire strikes back - Chelsea.
GOING DOWN Derby, Birmingham, Wigan"

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